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“nice atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cruise Cafe

Cruise Cafe
Remembrance Avenue | off Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6570, South Africa
0443821693
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Ranked #22 of 120 Restaurants in Knysna
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: African, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Very nice food. Also is a tapas bar so if you stop for a drink and just want a snack very handy. Friendly staff. Advisable to book

Visited December 2013
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The Featherbed C, Business Development Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Camperjacky

Thank you for your review. Tapas on the deck is always nice if you are peckish! Especially with a delectable cocktail or ice cold beer.

We are very pleased you enjoyed yourself.

Regards
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Cape Town
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Top food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

While everyone else is trying to get into busy Knysna waterfront restaurants, a short walk away is a restaurant that can teach all the others a thing about service and food.

The food was good. Tempura prawns excellent. Simple, fresh fish and chips was as good as I've had in SA (including Mariners wharf) and a snip at only R65. Good, cold Mitchells draught on tap.

But, what really sets this apart is the service. Without exception, all the waiters were super friendly, funny and knew their menus. Even the manager rushes out to say goodbye when you leave.

If I ever open a restaurant in South Africa I'm going to steal all the staff from the cruise café.

Visited January 2014
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Jimiti

We are very humbled by your review and thank you for reminding us why we do what we do everyday. A review like yours is what drives us to be the best we can be.

Thank you very much.

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knysna
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“Amazing evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We recently celebrated my daughter's 18 birthday at Cruise Cafe - 20 people ranging from 13 - 83. What are the chances of everyone being happy? Well they were! All the food was superb, it was extremely good value, our waiter was beyond excellent, the view was beautiful - there was not one thing I would have changed! Thanks for making this such a memorable evening!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear happySharon

We are so excited that your daughter chose Cruise Cafe as a venue for her 18th birthday!

Thank you for your very kind review as well as your personal phone call to us discussing your comments. We truly value your support.

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Knysna, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great ambience and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We had a family meal her on Saturday evening as a party of 12. The food was good and the service excellent. This is a well priced restaurant serving quality food in man sized portions with great views. We had an outdoor table and blankets were supplied in case the weather changed.
The Tempura Prawns are highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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cape town
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Laid back lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Restaurant was quiet on a miserable Nov afternoon. Whilst the oysters were delicious they were very, very small. However the mains were a delight, especially the generous portion of Tempura Prawns. Good wine list and attentive staff, certainly a place to visit if in the area, especially on a good day.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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